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't be hearing that song this weekend after intense backlash. the new york city marathon is abruptly cancelled. i'm dan ashley. in the end 26.2 miles could not withstand the miles of criticism that the race sent the wrong message when the city is still recovering from hurricane sandy. this is a big about-face from the mayor michael bloomberg. he announced it on twitter. race organizers said logistics played a key role. >> a cancelled race. you have runner is from around the world here. we look we're on track for 40,000 runners. >> dan: now they are planning for next year. >> with scenes like this. >> this is your house right here? >> this is my house, it you'd to be over here. >> just posed like scenes like this forced the mayor to cancel the race. they have pallets 6 water and food. >> a lot of the provisions. >> but the picture that did not fit well with many in this city with hundreds of thousands still don't 6 power or large diesel generators guarded by security. >> how do you think your neighbors would like this? >> they would love it. >> there are children who are without blankets, without
york city. this monday was the first day that anyone can remember when there was no violent crime n.new york city. for 24 hours. there was not a single report of a person being shot. stabbed. or subjected to violence of any kind. kments as city is on target to have the lowest murder rate since 1960. police attribute it to putting officers in specific 80's known for crime. >> on the subject of new york finest. one officer is certainly living up to that title. dan harris on a viral photograph of policeman and man who had no shoes. >> new york city police officer on frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed except jennifer foster a tourist just happened to be there. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >>reporter: she snapped the picture and sent it to the nyp nypd. department posted it to facebook two days ago and tonight it has almost two million views. 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. also p
are the lines for transit alternatives. plus, to run the race or not to run it. the debate over new york city's iconic marathon in this time of crisis. stay with us >> dan: new york city is trying to get back to normal. all three major airports are open but with limited service. in brooklyn, lines were deep with people trying to get on the bus to manhattan. part of the subway system has reopened but there are no trains heading into or out 6 lower manhattan. in new jersey the lines for gasoline are unbelievable. alex perez has that story. >> in new jersey where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we'll find out how long the line is. >> number 68. >> i got here at 9:59 and it's 1:00. i feel like i'm going faint over here. >> lines in new jersey around new york today, not just for gas. >> you are seeing the line completely around the building. >> with the subway out of commission in brooklyn the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> check points were set up on the highway to force people to carpool. >> this continues. >> after ho
tomorrow and friday. the subway will resume limited operations tomorrow. new york city was in gridlock today with people taking their cars because they needed to get to work, of course. more than six million homes and businesses are still in the dark. about two thirds of them in new york and new jersey. the president joined the state's is governor to tour the damage today. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the stock exchange was back open today in new york city after being closed monday and tuhe impact of this storm in places new jersey continues to develop. 25,000 people are said to be trapped in hoboken. flood waters are filled with livewires and sewage. it is treacherous. the national guard is doing what it can and in one town natural gas leaks are the concern. abc nightline anchor terry moran has the story. >> fires rage in the town on the jersey shore early this morning fueled by natural gas. a harbinger of a worst case scenario. a potential disaster after the disaster. >>
by flares. problems mounted for voters across new york city as they continue to struggle with power outages caused by hurricane sandy. some shelters doubled as polling places. in new jersey election officials were so overwhelmed with request from dispoliceed residents to be able to vote by e-mail that they extended the deadline for electronic voting to friday. >> more than 1200 people became u.s. citizen ins the east bay and celebration didn't stop there. nick smith explains from oakland city hall. >> wonderful obligation to be able to exercise the right to vote and make sure that it counts. >>reporter: she's originally from india. she moved here in 2001-today is her birthday and first time she voted as citizen of the united states. >> i think it would be a big deal but when i was sitting there i started tearing up. >>reporter: her day didn't start here. it started here. tl 1255 men and women from 104 country became naturalized citizen of the united states this morning. the theatre in oakland packed with energy excitement and new citizens. him with one goal in mind. >> i want to vot
daughter of robert f crashed north of new york city with generic forum byen in her bloo blood. the report conclusion that drug driving probably happens more than drunk drivin driving. mother against drunk driving added drug driving to the campaign because of the rise. >> driving under the influence no longer means just alcohol. it includes alcohol and drugs and combination of both. the result and consequences are really the same. people get arrested or end up dead. >>reporter: advocating recreation use of marijuana are not deterred by the report. drug policy alliance opposes driving while impaired by pot but california numbers shouldn't prevent effort to loosen up law. >> nobody should drive under the impairment of anything. i'm just saying that the risk associated with marijuana and driving are substantially lower than the risk associated with alcohol and with some prescription drugs. >>reporter: state will have more concrete numbers in a few years beginning in 2014 law enforcements will start indicating on dui reports whether case is related to alcohol, drug or both. in sacramento
restoring power in new york and new jersey. the utility also sent dozens of trucks back east to help them do the work. >> in daly city tonight no time to waste. folks are trying to shore up a hillside weakened by a water main break that flooded streets. lyanne melendez has the story. >> reporter: as soon as daylight hit. they begin the job of erosion control, first shoving back mounds of dirt. hay bales to keep the water and debris away from the street and homes once the rain begins. >> we're going to try and sustain it and not create a public nuisance for the neighbors by having more of the muddy water going down the streets. >> this was the scene yesterday in this daly city neighborhood, mud everywhere after a water pipe broke. cars were covered up to their wheels. a few residents were evacuated but eventually allowed back inside. today the department of water and waste resources crews are clearing mud. they want to divert the water into the storm drain. it will help clear the rain of debris. >> if there is something we need to be worried about, they would tell us. they didn't tell us anyt
it will expand next year to cities like boston, chicago and new york. >>> before you head out to shop on black friday be sure to check out 7 news.com and we compiled a list of stores 4. also browse their black friday sales ads. all right there on our web site for you. you will find it under see it on tv. >> big change is coming to the golden gate bridge. many of us aren't prepared for. toll takers no longer man the booth and bridge will rely solely on electronic tolling. heather explains how it will work. >>reporter: by march of next year golden gate bridge toll takers and the cash they collect will be gone. >> no cash will be accepted in the toll lanes. >>reporter: no cash. no stopping. the bridge district says it will save millions of dollars and traffic should move better than ever. after all the cash transactions can take awhile. we timed this one at nearly an entire excruciating minute. we ask people if they know how the new system will work. >> i believe that everybody has to have some kind of electronic device or they have to pull over and pay a fee. >> i would assume they w
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